20-Day Naadam Trans-Mongolian Tour from Moscow to Beijing

This popular Trans-Mongolian tour coincides with the highlight of Mongolia's social calendar - the delightful Naadam Festival. It dates back several centuries and showcases national sporting obsessions such as archery, wrestling and horse riding as well as featuring a ceremony packed with dancers and musicians.

This is a great opportunity to combine our regular Trans-Mongolian tour with the Naadam Festival.

per adult from

$6,387

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Duration

20 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 19 nights
    • Russian visa service
    • Chinese visa service
    • Mongolian visa service
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Basil's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Kremlin
    • Entry/Admission - Armoury Chamber
    • Entry/Admission - Moscow Metro
    • Entry/Admission - Ganina Yama Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia
    • Entry/Admission - Taltsy Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Genghis Khan Statue Complex
    • Entry/Admission - National History Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Wall at Badaling
    • Entry/Admission - Olympic Park
    What's excluded :
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Excursions not mentioned in the itinerary. Can be provided on spot, fees apply

  • Day 1: Arrival in Moscow. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a central 3* hotel: Ibis Bakhrushina 3* or similar.

    Day 2: Exploring Moscow. Red Square, St. Basil’s, Lenin Mausoleum

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Guided visit of the Red Square.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square 2, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit to St. Basil's Cathedral.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow 613310 Russia
    Visit to Lenin's Mausoleum.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: GUM, Red Square, 3 Metro Ploshchad Revolyutsii, Moscow 109012 Russia
    Visit GUM department store.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moscow, Moscow, Central Russia
    Panoramic city tour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vorobievy Hills, Vorobievy Hills, Moscow, Central Russia
    Visit to the observation platform for a panoramic view over the capital.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Novodevichye Cemetery, Luzhnetskiy dr., 2, Moscow 119048 Russia
    Visit to the Novodevichy Cemetery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a central 3* hotel: Ibis Bakhrushina 3* or similar.

    Day 3: Kremlin & Armoury. Departure to Yekaterinburg

    Stop At: Moscow Kremlin, Moscow 103132 Russia
    Once the residence of the Tsars and now the base for the Russian president, the Kremlin is a fascinating place to explore. You can almost feel the ghosts of Tsarist Russia in Cathedral Square. Inside the Armoury Museum, marvel at such treasures as Faberge's fabulously decorated eggs, the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy and weaponry dating back centuries.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Armoury Chamber, Dvortsovaya St., 1R, Moscow 103073 Russia
    Inside the Armoury Museum, marvel at such treasures as Faberge's fabulously decorated eggs, the chalice of Yuri Dolgorukiy and weaponry dating back centuries.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Moscow Metro, Moscow Russia
    We'll head underground to explore some of Moscow's beautiful metro stations. Decorated with marble, mosaic, stained glass and bronze sculptures, you'll agree they're more like museums than part of a transit system.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 4: Arrival in Yekaterinburg. Transfer to the Hotel

    Pass By: Yekaterinburg, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Urals District
    Our driver will be waiting for you at the pick-up point ready to transfer you to your hotel. No activities are planned for the arrival day.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Novotel Yekaterinburg Center 4* or similar.

    Day 5: Ganina Yama & Cathedral on the Blood. Europe-Asia Border. Departure to Siberia

    Stop At: Ganina Yama Monastery, Ganina Yama Tract, Yekaterinburg 624090 Russia
    Our guided sightseeing programme in Yekaterinburg includes a moving visit to the Memorial Cathedral on the Blood in the name of all Saints, which was built on the site of the execution of the last Russian Tsar Nikolay II and his family. From there, we'll take you to Ganina Pit, an orthodox monastery where the imperial remains were initially interred and to seven wooden churches in the heart of a centuries-old pine forest.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Obelisk on the Border Between Europe and Asia, Moskovskiy trakt 17 km, 2, Yekaterinburg Russia
    Finally we make an excursion to an obelisk marking the boundary between Europe and Asia where traditionally tourists drink champagne. En route, we pause at the memorial honouring the victims of Stalin’s repressions of the 1930s to 1950s.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 6: On the train to Siberia

    Pass By: Siberian District, Siberian District
    Onboard. We continue our train journey.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 7: On the train to Siberia

    Pass By: Siberian District, Siberian District
    Onboard. We continue our train journey.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 8: Arrival in Irkutsk. Transfer to Listvyanka village and Lake Baikal

    Stop At: Lake Baikal, Lake Baikal, Siberian District
    Following our early morning arrival in Irkutsk our guide will meet you at the train for your transfer to Listvyanka village on the shores of Lake Baikal (appr. 70 km). There you will have free time, during which you can visit the Baikal Lake Museum, see the St Nicolas Russian Orthodox Church, visit the market or take a boat trip on the lake itself. No guided activities are planned for this day.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Mayak 4* or similar.

    Day 9: Wooden Architecture Museum in Taltsy. Exploring Irkutsk

    Stop At: Taltsy Museum, Baykalsky highway 47km, Taltsy 664518 Russia
    We make a stop at Taltsy to see the open air Wooden Architecture Museum located in the heart of the forest on the banks of the Angara River. There you'll learn about village life, see the interiors of a Russian fort, a Shaman yurt and a 15th century watchtower, as well as glimpse at the lifestyle of the Buryat and Evenk people.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Panoramic city tour. Back in Irkutsk, known as the Paris of Siberia, we enjoy a guided city tour which will reveal the rustic but beautiful timber cottages with their wooden fretwork.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 3* hotel: Hotel Angara 3* or similar.

    Day 10: Departure to Mongolia

    Pass By: Mongolia, Mongolia
    Transferring to the railway station, we leave the warm hospitality of the Siberian Russians and start our trip to Mongolia by comfortable train.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 11: Arrival in Mongolia. Naadam Festival Opening Ceremony

    Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    Today we'll attend the opening ceremony of the Naadam Festival. A colourful ceremony, it's an important fixture on the Mongolian sporting calendar and well attended by locals and foreign tourists alike. We'll tour the Central Stadium for Sports and Cultural Performances, where we will have a unique chance to witness wrestling and an archery contest. We'll round off the evening with a celebratory Gala dinner.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Platinum Ulan-Bator 4* or similar.

    Day 12: Naadam Festival – Enjoy Horse Racing

    Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    Our driver will meet you at your accommodation and drive you to Hui Doloon Hudag to watch some horse racing and to soak up the local atmosphere. Return to Ulan Bator in the evening.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Platinum Ulan-Bator 4* or similar.

    Day 13: Visit to Chinggis Khaan Monument. Terelj National Park

    Stop At: Genghis Khan Statue Complex, Tsonjin Boldog, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    Our guide will meet you at the railway station for your transfer to Terelj National Park. Soon after leaving the Mongolian capital we find ourselves at the gleaming 40 metre tall statue of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) on horseback, currently the largest equestrian statue in the world. Visitors climbing to the horse's head are rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Tov Province
    Upon reaching Terelj National Park, famous for its granite rock formations and pristine alpine scenery, we will visit the famous Turtle Rock and also hike to Aryabal Monastery. We will have an opportunity to visit a nomad family and explore their traditional way of life by learning how to milk a cow and prepare dairy products. In summer we stay overnight in a traditional Mongolian ger - a traditional sturdy wood and felt type tent. In winter we stay in a wooden lodge.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a Terelj Lodge Ger Camp.

    Day 14: Ulan Bator City Tour. National History Museum

    Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    Panoramic city tour. Our driver will collect you from your accommodation and transfer you to Ulan Bator where you'll enjoy a city tour. We will visit Gandan Hiid Monastery, the country’s largest remaining monastery, Sukhebaatar Square.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: National History Museum, Juulchin Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 210146 Mongolia
    We will also pay a visit to the National History Museum where your guide will teach you about Mongolia's rich cultural heritage.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Platinum Ulan-Bator 4* or similar.

    Day 15: Free time in Ulan Bator

    Pass By: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    Free time in Ulan Bator.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Platinum Ulan-Bator 4* or similar.

    Day 16: Departure to China

    Pass By: Mongolia, Mongolia
    This morning, we transfer to the railway station. Our driver will meet you with a sign board at the lobby of the hotel. Crossing the border into China we shall take a comfortable train. With a choice of first and second class accommodation as well as a decent dining car and bar, this is a popular way to journey between these two Asian capitals.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight train – 2 class (compartment for 4 people). Upgrade options available.

    Day 17: Arrival in China. Exploring Old Beijing (Hutong Area)

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    On arrival in Beijing, our driver will be waiting for you with a sign board at the station to transfer you to the hotel. Beijing is a modern city, but we will begin by visiting one of its oldest neighbourhoods, a hutong by Shichahai Lake. Hutong, a description dating back to the 13th century Yuan dynasty, means a city area with narrow streets or alleys. Few of these fascinating areas remain, a casualty of China's rapid economic development. Leaving the hutong, we will continue by rickshaw to Shichahai Lake and the Drum Tower in the heart of old Beijing. Enjoy fantastic views of the lake, and the former princes' houses and well preserved courtyards which surround it. You can also take an optional boat trip on the lake. Your evening is free to continue to explore China's vibrant capital city at your own pace.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Qianmen’s Jianguo Beijing 4* or similar.

    Day 18: Tiananmen Square. Forbidden City & Summer Palace

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    Guided visit of the Tiananmen Square. Located in the centre of Beijing, at 440 000 square metres, Tiananmen is the largest city square in the world. It is culturally significant and also the site of several key events in Chinese history, most recently in 1989 when government troops stopped pro-democracy protesters there.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Visit to the Forbidden City. To the north of the square lies the Forbidden City, the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties, which we shall explore on a guided tour.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    Visit to Summer Palace. Later we will make our way to the magnificent Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Qianmen’s Jianguo Beijing 4* or similar.

    Day 19: Badaling Great Wall. Visit to the Olympic Green

    Stop At: The Great Wall at Badaling, Badaling, Yanqing District, Beijing 102112 China
    Today we make our way 44 miles north of Beijing to Badaling, the most accessible stretch of the Great Wall of China and also the best preserved, where we take a guided tour.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Olympic Park, North of Beisihuanzhong road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101 China
    Visit to the Olympic Green
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in a 4* hotel: Hotel Qianmen’s Jianguo Beijing 4* or similar.

    Day 20: Departure for the Airport

    Pass By: Beijing, Beijing
    Today marks the end of your tour. Our driver will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby ready to transfer you to the airport or any other departure point. No activities are planned for the departure day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pick-up transfer from any airport, railway station, accommodation in Moscow. Our driver will pick you up at the specified time, he will hold a sign-board.Airports
    • Domodedovo Moscow Airport, Gorod Domodedovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
    • Sheremetyevo - A.S. Pushkin international airport, Khimki, Moscow Oblast, Russia, 141400
    • Vnukovo International Airport, Vnukovo, Moscow Oblast, Russia
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 6/30/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    6/30/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Please note some walking is required
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We operate only small groups.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Go Russia Travel Company

Activity ID: V-269522P16

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